Department of Veterinary Parasitology

Department of Veterinary Parasitology

1.About

The Department of Parasitology has been actively engaged in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching, research and extension in the field of Veterinary Parasitology since 1930.

The research work of the Department has been organized on three major aspects, the Helminthology, Protozoology, Entomology and Acarology section. The helminthology section is conducting research on the epidemiology, chemotherapy of gastrointestinal nematodes and flukes like liver fluke disease, immature amphistomiasis, schistosomiasis etc. The protozoology section is the largest research group of this Department conducting researches on protozoal diseases of major economic importance to the Bihar as well as India. The entomology and acarology section is conducting research in flies, Ticks, mites and its control.

 2. Faculty:

Sl. No Name of the Faculty Designation Mobile No.     E mail
1. Dr. Ajit Kumar
M.V.Sc
Assistant Professor & Head 9431489392 ajitkumar.976@rediffmail.com
2. Dr. Pankaj Kumar
M.V.Sc
Assistant Professor 9470834033 drpankajvet96@gmail.com
3. Dr. R.K. Sharma
M.V.Sc
Assistant Professor 9430202793 drrksharmabvc@gmail.com

3.Teaching

U.G. Courses (As per VCI)

S.NO Course No. Course Title Credit Hrs .
1. VPA 211 Gen Vety. Parasitology & Helminthology 3+1=4
2. VPA 221 Veterinary Entomology & Acarology 1+1=2
4. VPA 222 Veterinary Protozoology 2+1=3

 P.G. Courses (As per ICAR)

1. VPA-601 Veterinary Helminthology -1 (General Parasitology & Platy- helminths 2+1=3
2. VPA-602 Veterinary Helminthology –II (Nemathelminths) 2+1=3
3. VPA-603 Veterinary Entomology 2+1=3
4. VPA-604 Veterinary Protozoology 2+1=3
5. VPA -605 Parasitological Technique 0+1=1
6. VPA-606 Clinical Parasitology 1+1=2
7. VPA-607 Trends in Control of Livestock and poultry Parasites 1+1=2
8. VPA608 Immunoparasitology 2+1=3
8. VPA-609 Parasitic Zoonoses 2+0=2
9. VPA-610 Parasites of Zoo and Wild Animals 2+1=3
10. VPA-611 Malacology 1+1=2
11. VPA-691 Master’s Seminar 0+1=1
12. VPA-699 Master’s  Research 20
Ph.D. Courses
VPA 701 Application of remote sensing and Geographical information System 1+2
VPA 702 Molecular Diagnostics and Vaccine development in Parasitology 2+1
VPA 703 Host Parasite Interactions 2+0
VPA 704 Advances in Protozoology 2+1
VPA 705 Advances in Veterinary Helminthology -I 2+1
VPA 706 Advances in Veterinary Helminthology -II 2+1
VPA 707 Advances in Entomology and Acarology 2+1
VPA 708 In vitro cultivation of Parasite 1+2
VPA 709 Emerging and Re-emerging of Parasitic Diseases 2+0
VPA 710 Bionomics of Parasites 3+0
VPA 711 Environmental Parasitology 1+1
VPA 790 Special Problem 0+2
VPA 791 Doctoral Seminar I 1+0
VPA 792 Doctoral Seminar II 1+0
VPA 799 Doctoral Research 45

4.Research Facilities and Infrastructure

The Department since its inception is engaged in both curricular and non-curricular research pertaining to the parasitic problems of livestock specific to the region. The department has successfully completed the research projects funded by different outside agencies:

 Major Equipment:

BOD incubator, Rotatory evaporator, Deep freezer, Binocular Microscope, Trinocular Microscope, Phase  contrast Microscope, Dissecting Microscope etc.

Infrastructure:

The Department has one U.G. and One P.G. Lab, one store room, one wash room, one office room and five Faculty chambers.

The Department has a well furnished Undergraduate laboratory which is also used as a Parasitological Museum as well as the Seminar Hall and has a sitting capacity of 30 students. It is well ventilated and lighted with both natural and artifice specimens al light. The laboratory is equipped with audio visual apparatus for live demonstration of parasite specimen and tests.

The Parasitological museum houses the common parasite specimens of

domesticated and wild animals apart from having several rare species of parasites of both man and animals. Apart from the gross specimens and mounted slides, the colour photographs and drawing of morphological characteristics were depicted in the Undergraduate Laboratory cum Parasitological Museum.  The students during practical classes get ample opportunity to verify the specimen shown in microscope with the pictures and photographs presented in the museum and finally draw the figures in their Practical Manual. This makes a lasting impression in their mind and eliminates the necessity of mugging up the identifying characteristics of the parasites. This makes a tough subject like parasitology very easy and interesting. This is the reason students secure good marks in examinations.

The honesty, sincerity and hard work of the faculty  is recognized by the College and the University by imparting several other responsibilities to the faculty like Registrar, BASU, Dean PG, BASU, Dean, BVC, Hostel Warden, Building, Security, VPH, and Microbiology. It would not be exaggerate to say that more than half of the College is being controlled from this Department.

5. Other Activities:

Faculties and staffs are actively participated in Diagnostic camps, Kisan Mela and Kisan Gosthi whenever needed. Faculty members are delivered lectures and arranged practical classes to trained and given latest information about parasitic diseases to field veterinarians sponsored by Government of Bihar and BAMETI. Department are also given services to treatment and control of parasitic diseases in wild animals in Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park, Patna.  Information regarding care and management of domesticated animals and poultry also delivered to farmers, as Radio talks, Television talks, Kisan Gosthi, popular articles and training programme.

A small diagnostic unit also working in the Department for diagnosis of various parasitic diseases. Faculty members also give services in “Veterinary Diagnostic Unit” running in Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, B.V.C, Patna. The survey work also conducted and information provided to farmers and animals owners.

 6. Publications:

Research Popular Articles Lab Manual Bulletins
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 7. Others activities

Department Organized First National Congress of Veterinary Parasitology